Over 850 HR professionals attended the 2018 Australian HR Awards, sponsored by Ironfish, at The Star in Sydney on Friday. The Awards recognise the HR industry’s best companies, individuals and teams from all around Australia.
For the second year, Ironfish – Financial Wellbeing Program was the major event partner of the Awards. The evening was hosted by Logie-winning actress and presenter Natalie Bassingthwaighte, with Ironfish Co-Founder and Director of Operations Susanne Anderson providing the opening address.
In her speech, Ms Anderson noted that the Awards serve an important role in the industry and have a great impact, not only as a career-defining moment for an individual, but also for their organisation.
“When outstanding achievements and behaviours are recognised and awarded, this has a huge impact – not only in helping to know your contribution is being valued, but also in the flow-on effect to your organisation’s culture. As a 2018 HR Award winner or nominee, you’ve set a very high bar, which your colleagues will inevitably work hard to meet,” Ms Anderson said.
“This is great news for your organisation, which will receive all the benefits of a committed team who are pursuing new heights of excellence. But it’s also great news for Australian employees, who will be supported by the right culture, by the right structures, by the right benefits and support services that will help them perform at their best.
“At Ironfish, this is our objective as well. We want to support HR leaders in providing the right benefits and support services for their staff, and our Financial Wellbeing Program is designed to help you achieve this goal.”
Ironfish Head of Marketing Lu Nan and Ironfish Head of Property William Mitchell together presented the award for Australian HR Team of the Year ( > 1000 Employees). The winner was TAL Australia.
“We’re excited to present this award, because at Ironfish, we often talk about the importance of having the best team around you. It’s the only way you’re going to get the best results,” said Ms Lu.
Colin Lee, Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program Co-ordinator and Head of Strategic Property Services presented the award for HR Manager of the Year, which went to Merlin Entertainment’s Katie Dunn.
“HR Managers have to wear so many hats in their role, and the decisions they make are so important. To support the individual needs of each team member, and ultimately each employee is a real challenge, so this is a terrific achievement.”
On behalf of Ironfish, a big congratulations to all 2018 HR Award winners and finalists. Also thanks to our guests for the evening from Royal Rehab and Panthers Club, as well as our Financial Wellbeing clients Children’s Cancer Institute and CPB Contractors.
For the full list of winners see: HRD Magazine
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If you would like to find out more about how the Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program could benefit your organisation, please contact our Program Co-Ordinator.